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Could Your Shoes Be Racist?

Ballet shoes

It seems like a strange concept, right? Objects like clothing, make up and shoes shouldn't have anything to do with race, and yet, if there's anything I've learnt in my English Literature degree it has to be that a shoe is never just a shoe. 

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Are We Living In A Handmaid’s Tale?

The television adaptation of The Handmaid’s Tale debuted in 2017 and the timing of it's release feels like no coincidence. Audiences of the series, based on the 1985 novel of the same name by Margaret Atwood, most likely found a worrying amount of parallels between the dystopian future of Gilead, the story’s setting, and the present day.

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The Princess Switch: Unintentionally Hilarious

The Princess Switch

To best describe The Princess Switch would be to say that I had to watch 3 hours of Mrs Maisel afterwards just to settle myself. Of course there are many movies that are so bad they’re good out there, but few that have had me yelling with quite that much passion at the TV.

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Lara Croft’s Comeback

Shadow of the Tomb Raider Poster

In October, the video game world celebrated the anniversary of the arrival of a certain archaeologist to the industry – 22 years ago, in 1996, Tomb Raider, featuring Lara Croft, was first released. Given the release of Lara’s newest adventure, Shadow of the Tomb Raider, now seems like a perfect time to reflect on the character’s development, and reception, over time.

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Mutant Chronicles: A Love Story

Mutant Chronicles poster

I love Mutant Chronicles. I have tried to write this review several times already, and each time I contemplated the thing in itself, my love for it has only continued to grow. The first thing to say is that it is a very bad film, in the truest sense that a film can be bad. It looks horrible, like someone tried to make a model city out of burnt cardboard and human hair.

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